Where would we (the readers of Cozy Mysteries) by without books stores or book publishers? My last blog was about our friends, the librarians. Today, my Cozy Mystery by Theme topic covers the realm of books, but not libraries…
Kathy Aarons: Chocolate Covered Mystery Series – Michelle Serrano is the co-owner of Chocolates and Chapters, a combination bookstore and chocolate shop.
Ellery Adams (aka J.B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley, & early Lucy Arlington): Secret, Book & Scone Society Mystery Series – Nora Pennington owns the Miracle Books shop and is able to pick out just the right books for her clients who are in pain.
Laura Alden: The PTA Mystery Series features a sleuth who owns a children’s bookshop.
Lorna Barrett: The Haven’t Got a Clue Mystery Series takes place in a bookstore of that same name.
Lawrence Block: The Bernie Rhodenbarr Series features a book seller…
Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart): The Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series which takes place in Brooklyn. Darla Pettistone and her cat, Hamlet, make a dynamic sleuthing duo.
Lynn Cahoon: The sleuth (Jill Gardner) owns the Coffee, Books, and More store in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series.
Kate Carlisle: The Bibliophile Mystery Series features a rare book expert.
Mary Daheim: The Emma Lord Mystery Series features the owner/publisher of the local newspaper.
John Dunning: The Cliff Janeway Series features a rare book expert.
Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan): Magical Bookshop Mystery Series – takes place in an enchanted bookstore.
Carolyn G. Hart: The Death on Demand Mystery Bookstore is the hub of this series.
Joan Hess: Her Claire Malloy Series features a bookstore owner.
Julie Kaewert: Kaewert’s Booklover’s Series falls into the book publisher category perfectly.
Alice Kimberly (aka Cleo Coyle): The Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series… Need I say more?
Maggie King: Book Group Mystery Series, which stars a romance author, who is the co-founder of a mystery book group.
Allison Kingsley (aka Kate Kingsbury & Rebecca Kent): The Raven’s Nest Bookshop Mystery Series takes place in Maine.
Katherine Lasky Knight: Her Calista Jacobs Mystery Series features a sleuth who is also a children’s book illustrator…
Richard and Frances Lockridge: Their Mr. & Mrs. North Mystery Series involves publishing books.
Marianne Macdonald: Her Dido Hoare Mystery Series used to be called the Antiquanarian Book Mystery Series.
Molly MacRae: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series stars the co-owner of a book store.
Evan Marshall: Jane Stuart & Winky Mystery Series… Jane is a literary agent.
Christine Matthews (w/Robert J. Randisi): Owning a book store is central in the Gil and Claire Hunt Series.
Marlys Millhiser: Charlie Green Mystery Series (Charlie is a literary agent.)
Terrie Farley Moran: Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield own the Read ‘Em and Eat, which is a combination bookstore and café in the Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery Series .
There are also some anthologies out there which have books or simply put, the world of books as a theme to their stories:
Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini are the editors of Chapter & Hearse: Suspense Stories About the World of Books.
Secrets of Mary’s Bookshop – Mary owns Mary’s Mystery Bookshop
Cynthia Manson is the editor of Murder by the Book.
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